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The Long, Slow Goodbye Wednesday, February 13, 2013
What a heartbreaking, beautiful love story. We’re all going to die, and some of us will be lucky enough to grow old gracefully. But what happens when the gracefulness wears off? That question is …
It’s a Crime Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Given the large number of people who have fallen victim to identity thieves, convincing audiences to accept one as a loveable lead character in a film was going to be an uphill battle. The first …
Passion Play Wednesday, February 6, 2013
There is a scene early in “A Royal Affair” in which Danish King Christian VII (Mikkel Boe Følsgaard) first meets Dr. Johann Struensee (Mads Mikkelsen, “Casino Royale”), a man who later …
Stallone Clone Wednesday, February 6, 2013
As Hall of Fame catcher Yogi Berra would say, “Bullet to the Head” is déjà vu all over again. Watching Sylvester Stallone’s latest action adventure, I felt like I'd seen it before, in …
Zombie Meets Girl Wednesday, January 30, 2013
What if zombies were self-aware? That simple premise launches the zombie comedy “Warm Bodies,” as we meet R, a zombie who lives at the airport with a bunch of other zombies, walking around …
Missed Direction Wednesday, January 16, 2013
“Rust and Bone” tries to tell two stories at once, and in doing so, it neglects the more interesting one. As the film opens, we meet Ali (Matthias Schoenaerts) and his son Sam (Armand …
Flawed Squad Wednesday, January 16, 2013
The late film critic Gene Siskel once pondered if the movie he was reviewing was more interesting than a documentary would be of the same actors having lunch together. In the case of “Gangster …
Honest Abe Portrayal Tuesday, November 27, 2012
There is no question that from this point forward, Daniel Day-Lewis’ Abraham Lincoln will be considered the definitive portrayal by which all others will be measured.